BEATLES FANS IMAGINED LENNON
PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Mark Staycer as "ImagineLennon" performed two shows at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, July 15 – a matinee and an evening concert.
Mark Staycer’s portrayal of John Lennon has been called "spot on" by thousands who have enjoyed seeing him "live" and in-person.
He performs in full costume and plays authentic-style guitars that were used by John Lennon during his Beatles and solo years. Thousands of enthusiastic fans have witnessed his stunning portrayal at theaters and venues around the world, including Beatles Week in Liverpool, Abbey Road on the River, and at music festivals across the United States and Canada.
Staycer performed two shows at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, July 15 – a matinee and an evening concert. “ImagineLennon” is part of the Give Peace a Chance Summer Concert Tour, a production of the London Beatles Festival. The tour also made stops in Leamington, Highgate and Port Franks. Locally it was sponsored by the Bayfield Town Hall and The Little Inn of Bayfield.
Mark Staycer as "ImagineLennon" closed the show with "Give Peace A Chance" the popular Lennon song the tour was named for.
TWO oPEN HOUSES BEING HELD FOR SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN
People interested in the topic of shoreline management in the Ausable Bayfield watersheds are invited to attend public information open houses to be held on two Saturdays in August. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is hosting these two events.
“We invite shoreline residents and other interested people to attend the two open houses in August,” said Geoffrey Cade, ABCA manager of Water and Planning.
The first open house will take place on Aug. 11, in Thedford, ON. The second open house will be held on Aug. 18 in Zurich. These open houses will run from 9 a.m. to noon. There are scheduled presentations, starting at 10:30 a.m., which will report on the progress of the work to update the existing Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The open house in Thedford will take place at the Legacy Recreation Centre Hall, 16 Allen Street. The open house in Zurich will be held at the Zurich Arena, 15 East Street.
The open houses will include displays and presentations about shoreline management topics such as technical work updates; updated draft mapping of shoreline recession rates; and draft development guidelines. There will be opportunities to ask questions of staff members and to provide written comments.
Planned presentations will be made by Cade and by Fiona Duckett, M.Sc., P. Eng. of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd.
ABCA’s Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was last updated in 2000. The plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development. A copy of the SMP 2000 is online at abca.ca. The conservation authority started a process in 2015 to begin updating technical information to support updates to the 2000 SMP document. The 2018 open houses are to provide information on the existing plan, current policies and next steps to update the current plan.
Updates to the plan will provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure that local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy, and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. Updates to the Shoreline Management Plan will provide a consistent and up-to-date guide for development and municipal land use planning along the shoreline, according to the ABCA.
To learn more about shoreline management in the watershed visit the Shoreline Management Plan Update page online at abca.ca at this link: https://www.abca.ca/page.php?page=shoreline-management
Members of the public are invited to subscribe to a free electronic newsletter that provides updates about shoreline management in the watershed. More than 435 people have subscribed to this newsletter. To sign up to receive these updates you may visit this link: http://eepurl.com/bxn8_5.
Social Worker PLAYS ROLE IN mental HEALTH CARE
Editor’s Note: Ron Davis is a retired journalist, and a patient with the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT), who decided to take a closer look at the various departments at the medical clinic in Zurich and explain the different roles the staff play in making the centre tick on a daily basis. In this third article he examines the role of the Social Worker.
BY RON DAVIS
Rossana Sabalones (Submitted photo)
Getting the lowdown on what goes on and who does what at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) clinic in Zurich is quite the learning experience. So far, I discovered how MOAs go about their daily work and what NPs go through to be able to operate effectively in a busy clinic.
I just came across another role in the BAFHT that comes with a job description as long as your arm and calls for special skills which can only be described as comprehensive – Social Worker. The BAFHT has a professional social worker on staff that has credentials almost as long as her job description.
Right off the bat, I learned something that I didn’t know – and that is you don’t necessarily have to be a patient at the clinic to take advantage of the free services the BAFHT Social Worker offers. It’s as simple as calling in and making an appointment.
Personally, I never really thought how social work fits into the health care field. I know I am displaying my ignorance of health care matters. To me, health care up to now was an umbrella covering everything that might affect my day-to-day well-being – sore throat, cuts, broken limbs, flu shots and the like. It was always there when I needed it. For some reason which I cannot explain, social work belonged somewhere else altogether.
Now I know better. Turns out dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions and general mental health is a huge concern in our society today and it’s mighty comforting to know the BAFHT is on the front line addressing the problems. Social work is certainly a health care issue.
What does a Social Worker do? First, he or she has to be a licensed professional with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers who is guided by the Scope of Practice and Ethical Standards. The areas covered are as wide as they are varied:mental health concerns including, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia; stress management, effective coping skills, family and couple counseling, addictions, family support for those suffering with mental health and/or addiction issues, concurrent disorders, education to support wellness and recovery management, crisis intervention, Referral and advocacy for access to resources to help individuals and families.
Social workers are concerned with the interactions between people and the institutions of society that affect the ability of people to accomplish life tasks, realize aspirations and values, and alleviate stress.
How do you qualify to become a social worker? A Master’s Degree is a good start followed by three years on the job experience and the ability to operate with the highest possible level of confidentiality and discretion. Then, if you have strong conflict negotiating skills and an in-depth knowledge of local health program delivery and community-based services, a thorough understanding of chronic illness care, including both clinical and supportive care, you will be on your path to success in this specialist field.
Oh, and you also have to be adept in dealing with group work, including cognitive behavior therapy, smoking cessation, pain management and mindfulness.
Couple all of the above with communicating results of measurements that are easy to use and understand while looking for patterns that could assist with improvement, working closely with physicians and other team members and be a role model to colleagues and students while still maintaining your own personal continuing education program, and you might make the grade!
Reading over the job description clearly explains what is involved in social work. The position means working closely with the physicians and inter-professional health care providers at the BAFHT by providing care for patients and accepting referrals from other physicians. Providing primary care is another responsibility and playing a leadership role in developing programs within the clinic to enhance patient care is another function.
Decision making on a regular and continuous basis, exercising clinical judgment and assuming responsibility for decisions, consequences and results having an impact on people, costs and/or quality of service within the health team also falls on the shoulders of the Social Worker.
Who measures up to the tough demands of being a Social Worker at the BAFHT? Rossana Sabalones is well equipped to handle the challenges that face her with her qualifications and experience. If you are dealing with social issues, make a point of meeting with her.
BRVTA explored Lobb Trail
PHOTOS BY JACK PAL
For those who missed the hike on July 8, the Lobb Trail is located on Maitland Line in Central Huron. Parking can be found at the intersection of School House Road.
On Sunday, July 8, Peter Jeffers, Jack Pal and Adriaan Schreuder, volunteers with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) accompanied hikers on an Active Hike (rather than a casual stroll) along the Lobb Trail.
Hikers enjoyed this beautiful, well-groomed trail with several river side locations, gentle hills, scenic rest stops and some heritage interpretation plaques. The nature trail winds over an old pottery kiln and through a Homestead area, whilst there is also a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical of this type of habitat.
The hike was approximately 7 KMs through mature woodlots with mushrooms and a variety of tree species. The difficulty was Level 3 along a natural path as well as one steep embankment and two sections of gradual hills.
The trail is located on Maitland Line, turn north/north east at Holmesville off of Hwy 8 on to Sharpes Creek Line and then turn north/north east on to Maitland Line. Parking can be found at the intersection of School House Road.
The difficulty level of the Lobb Trail is a Level 3. It follows along a natural path as well as one steep embankment and two sections of gradual hills.
The Lobb Trail travels through a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical of this type of habitat.
Hikers enjoyed a guided BRVTA hike on the beautiful, well-groomed Lobb Trail on July 8.
2019 SANTA FE TO BE UNVEILED
Scott Fletcher, the general manager of Goderich Hyundai, has been an avid supporter of the Hometown Heroes Hockey Game since day one, sponsoring the event for the past five years. Goderich Hyundai has not only donated $2,000 as a Gold Level Sponsor but will be unveiling the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe at the game and highlighting other vehicles that they have to offer. Attending the cheque presentation that was held recently were BR l-r: Brenda Grant, Scott Fletcher, representing Goderich Hyundai; Alex Conlon, Tara Corran and Jessie Payne. FR: Brian Love and Sam Murray. Organizers are glad to have Goderich Hyundai on board and look forward to seeing them on July 19. Come to the game and find out how sponsorships like these make it happen and impact the community as well as see what Goderich Hyundai has to offer. The 2018 edition of the Hometown Heroes Hockey Game will take place at the Goderich-Huron YMCA Maitland Recreation Centre. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. Tickets to the charity game can be purchased at Ben Lobb’s offices in Goderich and Port Elgin, Gateway Centre in Seaforth, the AMGH and the Goderich-Huron YMCA. Tickets are $10, adults; and $5, children.
The fun of watching a free movie outside comes to Goderich’s Courthouse Square on July 20.
Families are invited to come to Courthouse Square Park and watch Despicable Me 3. In this popular animated children’s comedy, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru to defeat their new enemy, Balthazar Bratt.
The movie is part of a tobacco-free event which includes activities, games and trivia to promote tobacco-free living. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.
This family-oriented event brings attention to the role of media messaging in tobacco use.
“Movies remain one of the last places that the tobacco industry can advertise to youth,” said Jacqueline Uprichard, public health promoter with the Huron County Health Unit (HCHU). “Our efforts aim to get tobacco imagery out of youth-rated movies.”
At the event, HCHU staff and students will be addressing the issue of smoking in movies rated for children and the effects that these movies may have.
The rain date for the smoke-free movie night is July 27 at the Courthouse Square Park.
This event is hosted by the Goderich Business Improvement Area in partnership with the HCHU and the municipality of Goderich.
BEHIND THE BARS
The popular Behind the Bars evening tours at the Huron Historic Gaol are returning again this summer with new characters to meet! This event takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in August.
Visitors to Behind the Bars will have the opportunity to meet and interact with characters from the Gaol’s past including the Gaol staff, thieves, accused murderers, lunatics, and even inmates as young as 12 years old!
The Huron Historic Gaol operated as a county jail from 1841 until 1972 and is now a designated National Historic Site. Visitors should look for the large road sign on Hwy 21.
Behind the Bars tickets are available to purchase on-line: www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and children under five and Museum Members are free.
The Gaol’s regular hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. For more information about Behind the Bars and other summer activities at the Huron Historic Gaol please calln 519 524-6971 or visit their website at www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca.
Noon Concert Series
The Knox Summer Concert Series returns to Knox Presbyterian Church in Goderich this month with two free noon-hour concerts followed by lunch.
Flautist, Jan Searle will perform today (July 18) followed by vocalist Christina Bell on July 25. Both women will be accompanied by Knox organist Cedric Abday.
There is a $10 fee for lunch. To learn more contact the church at 519 524-7512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interim report for the “Huron County Wind Turbine Study about Noise, Vibration, and Light” is now available.
The report provides background on purpose, methods and recruitment efforts, as well as the number of residents who have participated in different aspects of the study as of July 2018.
For a copy of the report, please visit www.huronhealthunit.ca/wind or contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519-482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143.
A single act of local love can have a positive impact on the place you live.
Beginning July 19 and running through Aug. 6, the LCBO is launching their “Show Your Local Love” campaign across Ontario and 17 stores in Perth and Huron Counties will be fundraising to benefit United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH). All you need to do is say yes when an employee at your local LCBO retail location asks if you want to donate $10, $5, or $2.
“The Show Your Local Love campaign helps LCBO do its part for Goderich and Huron County,” said Michael Joseph, manager of the LCBO in Goderich. “We’re proud to support local people in times of need with the help of our fantastic customers.”
Thanks to customer support, along with donations from employees, the LCBO raised $64,000 for the 2017 UWPH campaign. LCBO was the top local campaign and United Way recognized this accomplishment at their annual Spirit of Community Celebration at the end of March.
“United Way’s efforts are far-reaching in our communities,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “So when thousands of people say yes at the till to show their local love, we can collectively have a profound impact.”
“We’re proud the LCBO and their customers choose to support the 100 per cent local work of UWPH. Without generous donations like theirs, we couldn’t do the work that needs to be done in our region,” Erb added.
UWPH is 100 per cent local and works to inspire lasting change. It helps almost 50 supported partners and services move people from poverty to possibility, ensure kids reach their full potential and build strong communities. United Way is the region’s largest non-government funder and a valued advocate, incubator, researcher and planner. To donate to United Way, call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.
Hit the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure you won’t want to miss as the Ram Rodeo Tour thunders back into Exeter on Aug. 10-12 for the 22nd annual Exeter Rodeo.
Come watch the South Huron Recreation Centre grounds transform into a unique western playground. Bring the entire family out to witness the thrills and spills of this exciting event. The grounds are open the entire weekend so that families can drop by, chat with the cowboys/girls, witness what goes on behind the scenes and grab an autograph. The RMG team will be on site to answer any questions you may have regarding this exciting summer tour.
The Exeter Rodeo continues to attract thousands of enthusiastic fans, eager to capture the challenges, dangers and thrills experienced by the competitors as they compete against the clock in this rough-tough sport. Plan for an action packed weekend in Exeter as the Ram Rodeo tour winds its way through Central and Southern Ontario communities throughout the summer.
For youngsters to express their creative abilities there will be a coloring contest sponsored by Dairy Queen. Drop your completed sheet off at DQ and when you purchase a mini blizzard you will receive a second one free! These will be displayed in store front windows a few weeks prior to the rodeo.
Kick off to Rodeo weekend will begin on Friday night when access to the grounds is free for all ages sponsored by the South Huron Optimist Club. The western-themed event through Party Perfect will feature a moon bounce, games and a RAM Rodeo Olympics for the kids. Festivities will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The twilight rodeo show starts at 4 p.m.
Gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the show going ahead rain or shine. Saturday’s events kick off with a tailgate party where Ty Baynton will entertain the crowd from 2-3:30 p.m. and in the tent following the show. Food and beverages will be available. Growing up in the small town of Waterdown, ON, this ‘Canadian Country Boy’ has stadium sized vocals. He has always had an appreciation for music and at the age of 14, Baynton picked up his grandfather’s guitar and never looked back. His music career was influenced by artists Randy Travis, Tom Petty and Oasis. Stay on to hear Baynton in the tent, after the rodeo performance on Saturday evening. This free family-friendly concert will run to 11 p.m.
For the youngsters, there will be a sheep scramble at intermission on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by the Exeter Lions Club. This is a great opportunity for youngsters six to 12 years of age to experience the cowboy way of life. Bring your camera to capture the moment and enjoy memories you will treasure forever.
Crabby Joe’s Exeter has once again generously sponsored a loonie search. This event, geared to youth five years and under, will directly follow the show on Saturday and Sunday. Youngsters are encouraged to bring mom and dad over to the sand pit to cheer on the search for treasures.
Join the Exeter Legion Ladies as they serve Sunday breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the South Huron Recreation Centre Hall. Gates will open at noon on Sunday for the rodeo show at 2 p.m.
Purchase tickets early and save $5 off regular admission. Cost for each day is $20 for adults, $15 for youth (six to 12 years) and $5 per child. A family pass is available for $60 and includes two adults and three children.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter Chrysler, Hensall Co-Op Gas Bar, Miller’s Country Store and Huron Tractor. If folks are from out of town and want to take advantage of these great savings, go to www.ticketweb.ca or call toll free 1-888-222-6608 to buy tickets before Friday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Ticket sales after 4 p.m. will be sold at regular admission price.
For complete event details and ticket information, please contact the Community Services Department at 519 235-2833 Ext. 300 or check out the official website at www.exeterrodeo.ca or www.southhuron.ca.
Throw on your cowboy hat and boots and come experience the playful side of South Huron - Ontario’s best kept secret.
The Bayfield Community Fair may be the perfect event at which to sell food, crafts or fundraising tickets or promote your business.
The fair will be held Aug. 17-19 and both indoor and outdoor space is available. A 8’X10’ foot space rents for $40 with an extra $1 per square foot plus $10 a day for hydro if needed.
To learn more or to rent a space call Anna Needles at 519 524-7455 or email email@example.com or Joyce McIlwain at 519 482-3376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTDOOR FLEA-PRODUCE MARKET
The Outdoor Flea-Produce Market, in good weather, opens every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now to Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Jack at 519 482-7921 or if there are any questions about the Market, contact Jim at 519 565-2328. The vendors are all from the local community.
Sundays are a great day to go treasure hunting as Agriculture Park isn’t the only spot a Flea Market can be found. People can also visit the Pinery Antique and Flea Market in Grand Bend, the Bayfield North Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market and the Goderich BIA Flea Market.
MAIN STREET OPTOMETRIC
Dr. Rich Samuell at Main Street Optometric wants to let Bayfield residents know that full eye health examinations are available at his Bayfield office.
Examinations are fully covered by OHIP for children and teens, seniors, and those with diabetes. Main Street Optometric uses current technology including a "no-puff" eye pressure check, as well as digital retinal photography to monitor for eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Please call 519 565-2300 to schedule an appointment.
YOGA AT DEER PARK
Clare Day is offering “Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga” at Deer Park Lodge on Tuesday evenings in the summer months.
During July, August and September classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Space is limited for these classes that will be $20 for those with their own board or $45 with a board rental.
If Lake Huron proves too rough for classes they will be moved to Windmill Lake and Eco Park. In the event of stormy weather classes will be cancelled. To register please email email@example.com.
In addition, Deer Park Lodge will also be another venue to take in an outdoor yoga class when “Yoga on the Beach” will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays from now to Aug. 30. These one-hour classes will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can bring their own mat or beach towel or borrow a yoga mat from the instructor. Yoga is free or “pay what you can”.